Lecturer online assessment checklist

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Please give your students the Student online assessment checklist and ensure the following:

  1. Have you given students a practise assessment / mock run? Perhaps make this part of a formative approach with reflection and feedback?
  2. Have you told students to have their tutor's contact details available while they are completing their assessment? Note: do not provide private contact details, University communications systems should be used.
  3. Who should students contact if anything goes wrong? e.g. power cut, computer hangs, Internet goes down. Note: do not provide private contact details, University communications systems should be used.
  4. Do you want students to type or handwrite the assessment? If typed, check they are confident with their typing skills. The average typing speed is 40 words per minute. Do you need the assessment to be originality checked? If yes, set up a Urkund (FE) Turnitin (HE) assessment. Note: students may not post handwritten assessments. Handwritten assessments should be scanned or photographed, placed in a Word document and uploaded to the Brightspace assessment tool.
  5. If, taking an online assessment, do you require students to write equations or draw diagrams/illustrations? If yes, consider the following options:
    1. Do they have the required software? If yes, can they insert?
    2. If they have smart phones, ask them to write/draw their equation diagram/illustrations and take photographs of drawings.
    3. Ask students to insert the image into their assessment or send the JPEG's with their assessment. Or, if they have access to a suitable program, then they use that program to create the equation/diagram/illustration, take a screen grab and submit that. The assignment will clearly indicate the name of the JPEG and the location within the text. We think that they would require between 5 and 10 minutes additional time per JPEG per exam.